Staying In-the-Know

with Mrs. Drayton

Dutch Fork Elementary The Academy of Environmental Sciences, Title I

5.9.19

VIP Folder & Reminders

  • weekly work


  • 5/10 Interims go home
  • 5/13 social studies review due (Drayton homeroom)
  • 5/14 SC Ready - writing (3rd, 4th and 5th)
  • 5/15 SC Ready - reading (3rd, 4th and 5th)
  • 5/21 SC Ready - math (5th)
  • 5/22 SC Pass Testing (4th and 5th)
  • 5/27 Memorial Day- No School

  • 5/28-5/31 Book Sale

  • June 4 is now a FULL day of school

  • 6/6 5th Grade Graduation; Last Day of School

Strings/Music Concert

Continued growth as readers & writers!

We continue to analyze and respond to texts for a variety of purposes. Your children have noticed and named the strategies I use as a reader and have taken up these strategies in partner work and independently. We have been talking our way through our plans for how to respond to a text. Also, we have been monitoring our understanding by noticing new/unknown vocabulary during independent reading. Your child has been documenting these words and using contexts clues to determine the meanings of the words.


At home: We are working hard to continue our growth as readers by exposing ourselves to all types of texts! Please continue working hard at home, as well. Remember, reading at home should be FUN and should happen OFTEN. Encourage your child to find texts they enjoy like graphic novels, magazines, series, specific authors. You could make it even better by reading together! There's also nothing like a good read aloud before bed...maybe tonight your child reads you to bed :-)

Testing Reminders

  • ensure that your child gets a good night of rest
  • be certain your child eats a good breakfast at home or remind your child to eat at school
  • send your child to school with HAPPY thoughts and fill the morning with positive language
  • if your child is anxious, have your child name the ways he or she has grown as a learner

DFES is proud to be a Title I School!